Saturday, September 17, 2005

Forever Light Bulb

I found this on (sadly the picture of the bulb didn't get copied over) ... I read in Popular Science a couple months ago that if everyone in the country would switch over to these types of lightbulbs it would cut our energy consumption in half ... that's something to shoot for!!!:

Forever Bulb

September 13th, 2005

Scientists from Japan and America collaborated and designed the Forever L.E.D. Light Bulb , a light bulb that can illuminate forever. As in, put it in once and never replace it. Turn this corrosive-resistant bulb on in your bathroom and not even humidity will stop it. Turn it on and leave it on forever—it will not burn out. How does that work? Unlike ordinary incandescent bulbs, Light Emitting Diodes don’t have a filament that will burn out, and they don’t get especially hot. They are illuminated solely by the movement of electrons in a semiconductor material. Up until recently, LEDs were too expensive to use for most lighting applications because of this advanced material. The price of semiconductor devices has plummeted over the past decade, however, making LEDs a better lighting option. LEDs save you money, save energy and shine brighter. Science is your pal.

by: richard rowe at productdose

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Successes of President George Bush

If you know me you know how much I HATE G.W.B. ... this was reposted on Buzzflash today:

July 14, 2004

The Successes of President George Bush


Dear BuzzFlash,

I'm getting sick and tired of my fellow Democrats saying that the presidency of George W. Bush is a failure. With the string of successes he's had, nothing could be further from the truth. Let me list a few:

1. He has successfully rid America of that troubling budget surplus and turned it into a $500 billion deficit.

2. He has successfully helped America's trading partners have the highest trade surplus with us in America's history.

3. He has successfully lowered the taxes for the richest Americans and corporations at the expense of 99% of the American population.

4. He has successfully started another Viet Nam in Iraq after lying to the whole world.

5. He has successfully pushed the price of gas up to the highest level ever here in America.

6. He has successfully allowed American corporations to dramatically increase their pollution.

7. He has successfully thrown about 10% of the population out of work.

8. He has successfully allowed corporations to export our best middle-class jobs.

9. He has successfully divided our country as never before.

10. He has successfully driven our oldest allies away.

11. He has successfully united the terrorists as never before (he said all along he was a uniter, not a divider).

12. He has successfully broken his oath to uphold the constitution of the United States of America.

13. He has successfully united Democrats (yay!) as they haven't been for years (I told you he was a uniter).

14. He has successfully driven me out of the Republican party for the rest of my life.

You know, with a string of successes like that, it's a wonder America is still standing. Vote a straight Democratic ticket in November; it's the only hope we have.

Oh, and by the way, for you John McCain admirers, he sponsered the legislation that allowed almost unlimited visas to foreign workers allowing them to come over here on our soil and take our jobs. He's part of the problem, people, not the solution.

Gary from Phoenix


Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Let's Get This Party Started!!!

This is where I'll post what I'm up to ... what I'm thinking about ... political stuff ... and pictures of the babies!!!